Padel Magazine : It was the most anticipated shock, in which there was a lot to lose.
Rivals to get the last tickets for the Masters of Madrid, Agustín Gómez Silingo and Fede Quiles yet had a first round in Buenos Aires was not easy. Facing Fernando Poggi-Tito Germani, Agustin and Fede managed to beat them without too much trouble ...
But let's go back to this long and exciting day and 14h padel without interruption. The knockout stages highlighted Tello-Saavedra and Pérez-Miltos. They showed their determination and their courage to get to this stage of the competition in Buenos Aires.
As expected, the day was marked by the return of Juan Martín Díaz and Fernando Belasteguin. The world's few had needed a break from 2 weeks after all previous successes. They come back in form, having missed the tournament in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Valencia, eliminating easily Maru Lasaigues and the young Aris Patiniotis. With this win, they now total 31 consecutive wins.
Finally, of course, we had a shock of the titans who saw this time, Agustín Gómez Silingo-Fede Quiles beat Germani-Poggi pair 7-6 / 6-3.
But the road to the Masters is still very full of pitfalls ... Silingo - Quiles can get their ticket if they arrive in the final and the direct competitors fall before.
On the other hand, we must remember that there was also a return to the paddle runs of Chico Gomes. The Brazilian, now associated with Willy Lahoz, won a major victory against Raúl Díaz-Javier Limones.
The new local idols ...
Great cheers and thunderous applause were heard on Technopolis' central court. 2 couples found themselves in the finals after fighting bravely in the qualifying phase. On the one hand, the young Juan Tello and the veteran Carlos Saavedra surprised Pedro Alonso Martínez and Matías Nicoletti (7-6, 4-6, 6-3), and on the other hand, the Paraguayan Samuel Miltos and Adrián Péreza were successful to eliminate 7-5 6-4 Roberto Saba-Guillermo Demianiuk.
In the only Spanish 100 duel of the day, Andoni Bardasco and Ignacio González Gadea came out victorious against Héctor Perona and Raúl Marcos after saving a match point (4-6, 6-3, 7-6) .
Meanwhile, Paquito Navarro and Jordi Muñoz confirmed that they were in good shape and that they had to be counted on in this tournament by eliminating Germán Tamame-Álvaro Cepero.
This Thursday November 21, the fight continues. At the Buenos Aires International Open, the fight is bitter to win the trophy but also to get the last tickets for the masters. What stakes and shows in Argentina!
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.